Our principals offer a combined 20 years of real estate experience and have participated in more than $6 billion in transaction value across the capital stack. We know what it takes to build a high-performing real estate portfolio.. Our approach has been honed through years of training with institutional landlords in New York City. We have ample experience analyzing key demographics and studying market and cultural trends, which allows us to better identify, capitalize and execute on unique and off-market opportunities for the lifecycle of the business plan.
Spencer Pariser | Founder & CEO
Strat Ventures founder and CEO Spencer Pariser brings over a decade of acquisitions, investment, and operating experience.
Before turning his sights to the Front Range, Spencer spent more than six years at Taconic Partners, a New York City-based owner, operator and developer, where he was responsible for investments, investment strategy and capital raising. At Taconic, he specialized in sourcing, underwriting and executing acquisitions utilizing his relationships, knowledge of the marketplace and debt/equity structuring background. Before joining Taconic, Spencer was an analyst with SL Green Realty Corp.’s Investments Group, where he was directly involved in over $2 billion in transactions throughout the capital stack, including acquiring direct equity interests in real properties, debt and equity structuring and lending. Spencer also has experience in the venture capital and private equity spaces as he ran special situations investments on behalf of the principals of Taconic and has invested in over 20 companies on his own account. This breadth of knowledge in all aspects of the capital stack (real estate, venture capital, private equity) is what he attributes to his keen understanding of the entire business eco-system and makes him a better landlord to tenants, partner and negotiator.
Spencer earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from The George Washington University with a minor in Business Administration. He is the founder of Emerging Professionals in Real Estate, a 100+member networking group consisting of landlords and capital providers across the United States. He is also a skilled guitarist, avid skier, mediocre golfer and is on Carnegie Hall’s Real Estate Council.
Spencer brings a talent for uncovering, assessing and structuring unique opportunities through his deep network and his team-centric approach.
Paul E. Pariser | Senior Advisor
Paul is a co-Founder and co-Chief Executive Officer of Taconic Partners who is known for his vision and integrity as an owner, developer and operator of innovative commercial and residential real estate. Paul and his partner Charlie Bendit are directly involved in all aspects of Taconic’s business, and have successfully directed the acquisition, repositioning, and/or redevelopment of key properties in both established and emerging markets. Prior to co-founding Taconic in 1997, Paul was president and Chief Executive Officer of Balfour Holdings, a national investment and development company focused on the acquisition and redevelopment of master planned communities. Balfour Holdings was ultimately sold to Blackstone. Paul has been immersed in the real estate industry since 1978, when he joined Jones Lang Wootton as one of the firm’s first employees in the United States, and where he first met business partner Charlie Bendit. During his tenure at JLW, Paul was named a co-managing partner of its nationwide operations.
Paul is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York, the Advisory Board of New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, the Advisory Board of the Columbia Business School Real Estate Program and its affiliated Real Estate Forum. Paul is also passionate about the arts, serving on the National Council of The Arts and Sciences School at Washington University in St. Louis and the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Art Museum. Paul is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, and earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.